The Phone Call

I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres. No particular reason. Just because I can. Dear Ellen, My husband is okay but on September 17th, I received a phone call no one ever wants to get. September 17th was a Tuesday. The two older kids were in school. The baby was in a Mom’s Day Out program that morning. I went to […]

The Friends & Neighbors App

Clarissa flexed her perfectly polished toes as she leaned against the chaise lounge chair, sipping one of Judy’s famous mid-day martinis. “This is heaven.” “Isn’t it, though?” Judy sat on the edge of her pool, soaking her legs in the water. “Life doesn’t get much better than this.” “Amen.” Becky sat on her knees, finishing her prayer before joining the […]

Unsolicited Home Inspections

Clarissa and Becky listened intently as Judy went through her recent adventures. She made notes in a small notebook as she spoke. “The things that people do. It makes me tired just thinking about it. If you’re going to sell a house there are certain things you should NEVER do.” “What did you find at the Lannister’s house?” Clarissa asked. […]

Scoliosis Update: Life with a TLSO Brace

I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres. No particular reason. Just because I can. Dear Ellen, It’s been a week since I took Baby Girl to Atlanta to get her TLSO brace.   via GIPHY  Full disclosure: I had to look up the abbreviation. It stands for Thoracic Lumbar Sacral Orthotic.   via GIPHY  It’s similar to the cast in that […]

Scoliosis Update: The Cast Came Off!

I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres. No particular reason. Just because I can. Dear Ellen, Last week, the baby came out of her cast! I’d like to tell you it was an exciting moment for everyone but since this was the first time that she was awake while the cast was being removed, seeing some strange guy come at her […]